Original study that the quote is from:



--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <LEnglish5@...> wrote:
> http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/aha-releases-recommendations-for-alternative-hypertension-treatments/article/290039/#
> "The writing group conferred to TM a Class IIB, Level of Evidence B 
> recommendation in regard to BP-lowering efficacy. TM may be considered in 
> clinical practice to lower BP. Because of many negative studies or mixed 
> results and a paucity of available trials, all other meditation techniques 
> (including MBSR) received a Class III, no benefit, Level of Evidence C 
> recommendation Thus, other meditation techniques are not recommended in 
> clinical practice to lower BP at this time."
> As usual, "more research needed," but it's a change from the "no consistent 
> effect found for any form of meditation" that has been the result of the last 
> few mainstream meta-analyses of the topic.
> Once head-to-head studies between meditation techniques become more common, 
> I'm sure another report will be forthcoming, and with this new report, every 
> proponent-researcher of MBSR will be scrambling to include TM in future 
> research just so they can prove that their form of meditation really is 
> better.
> Stay tuned.
> L

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